Africa

23.01.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Protecting Community Lands & Resources in Africa

Protecting Community Lands & Resources in Africa

Protecting Community Lands & Resources in Africa: Grassroots Advocates’ Strategies & Lessons By: Stephanie Booker, Rachael Knight, Marena Brinkhurst In 2013, a group of 20 expert advocates from across Africa gathered for a three-day symposium to share experiences and practical strategies for effectively supporting communities to protect their lands and natural … »

15.01.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

South Africa: Rhodes must fall

South Africa:  Rhodes must fall

PRESS RELEASE Rhodes Must Fall Colonialism Reparation supports the requests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and invites all academic institutions to decolonize their past repairing the abuses committed. On April 9, 2015, after a month of protests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and following the positive … »

13.01.2016 PressTV

Nestlé sued for exploiting children in Ivory Coast

Nestlé sued for exploiting children in Ivory Coast

Three of the world’s biggest food producers including Nestlé, have been indicted for using unpaid children to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast. The US Supreme Court on Monday accused Nestlé, Archer-Daniels-Midland, and Cargill of aiding and abetting human rights violations by purchasing cocoa from Ivory Coast in full knowledge of … »

31.12.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Somalia: historical look as ISIS makes recruiting inroads

Somalia: historical look as ISIS makes recruiting inroads

Fighting amongst neighboring peoples has been endemic throughout the history of humanity.  From biblical clashes in Assyria to the civil war raging in Syria today, there is always turmoil brewing between two or more rival ethnic groups.  They can take the form of prolonged struggles or they can seemingly crop … »

27.12.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

The Nigerian – Biafran War: What Do You Know?

 The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian–Biafran War, 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970, was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra. The conflict was the result of … »

24.12.2015 Johannes Thengi Jiyane

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

KwaZulu Natal- In South Africa’s a group of foreign nationals temporarily staying on Cato Ridge Farm known as ”Hope” in KwaZulu Natal province are in pain again. The agonies rose out the moment when fire broke out in their camps recently, where about 90  families are accommodated. We are told … »

22.12.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Forward-looking reflections In this last issue, we look back on what we have learned in 2015 and can take with us in the new year. CEO Patrick Moriarty reflects on the new Global Goals and climate change. Senior sanitation specialist Erick Baetings shares his insights on urban sanitation, organisational capacities … »

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